Why did Jesus have to die?
This week is always my favorite of the year… All Believers are stirred when they consider everything that happened this week in the life of Jesus, beginning with His triumphant entry into Jerusalem for Passover until His triumphant resurrection from the grave on Easter Sunday! We call this week Holy Week for good reason. It is a week that is “set apart” from any other on our calendar. On Friday, Jesus would be sentenced to die by crucifixion. What happened as Jesus made H
What will you do with the Truth?
Fact or Fiction? Fantasy or Reality? True or False? It is sometimes hard these days to filter out what is true and what is not… We are bombarded with so many passionate, polarizing positions and so much endless information that sometimes it is difficult to know what to believe about anything! There is a man in the Bible named Pontius Pilate who played a critical role in Jesus’ crucifixion. In a conversation with Jesus he asked an important question… maybe one you’re asking
Are you a skeptic?
Are you a skeptical person? Would you consider yourself open-minded? Jesus had a conversation with a man named Nicodemus who most certainly would have been skeptical toward him; but no doubt he was open-minded and willing to hear what Jesus had to say. He was a seeker searching for answers. He wanted to know who Jesus was and what He had come to do. In the course of His conversation with Nicodemus, Jesus offered some vital truth about how to become a child of God; how to
Failure does not mean God is done with us
What is the biggest failure you have ever experienced in your life? We don’t like to think about our failure and our sin. Our failures cause us to shake our heads, recoil with regret and cringe with guilt and shame. Thank God for His amazing grace! The Apostle Peter, one of Jesus’ closest friends and disciples experienced an epic failure in his life. He was the last guy that many might have thought would turn his back on Jesus. In fact, He adamantly claimed he would never
Commit to training, not trying
We are two months into a brand new year; have you done much to shed those unwanted “pandemic” pounds or get into better shape yet? At the start of the new year, most of us at least think about getting into shape, but far fewer of us actually do anything about it. During our series, Best Practices, we have been learning about what we can do to get into better spiritual shape… to live a God-honoring life! To get into better shape physically or spiritually, we must be committ